Torsion Control Index (TCI): measurement of midfoot shoe stability, in inch-pound units (in.-lbs.). TCI is measured through actively twisting a shoe around the longitudinal axis of the shoe, from the heel to the area of the toes joints, simulating rotational forces of the foot, and measuring the shoe’s resistance to this motion.
Vertical Compression Index (VCI): measurement of hindfoot shoe stability, in millimeters (mm). VCI is measured through compression of the heel portion of the shoe under a fixed amount of pressure, thereby measuring how the structure of the shoe controls rearfoot motion.
Rebound Index (RI): indicator of energy return of shoe to the foot, in millimeters (mm). RI is measured through compression of the heel portion of the shoe under a fixed amount of pressure, and then determining how much force the shoe exerts on the foot.
Shoe Stability Index (SSI):
indicator of shoe stability, as an index. SSI is derived through mathematically combining the quantified measurements of midfoot stability (TCI) and hindfoot stability (VCI), indicating the shoe’s overall ability to control the motion of the foot.

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The following list of shoes are suitable for your foot type.  Those of heavier physical stature may find greater comfort and durability in their footwear if they choose from the next higher level of stability.  Those with orthopedic injuries, please consult our Injury Profiler.

Shoe Weight TCITorsion Control Index (Midfoot Stability) VCIVertical Compression Index (Hindfoot Stability) Cushion SSIShoe Stability Index Level RIRebound Index Recommendations
990v3 – New Balance 13 44 in.-lbs (Mod) 4.85 mm (Mod) Medium 63.7 High Stability Medium Supination Pronation, Mild Pronation, Moderate Pronation, Flat Feet
1210v2 Leadville – New Balance 10.6 55 in.-lbs (High) 3.28 mm (Max) Firm 81.5 High Stability Low Moderate Pronation, Severe Pronation, Flat Feet
Redeemer – Saucony 11.6 68 in.-lbs (High) 4.84 mm (Mod) Medium 79.7 High Stability Low Moderate Pronation, Severe Pronation, Flat Feet
Beast ’14 – Brooks 12.6 64 in.-lbs (High) 4.68 mm (Mod) Medium 78.1 High Stability Medium Moderate Pronation, Severe Pronation, Flat Feet
Gel-Fortify – Asics 12.8 63 in.-lbs (High) 4.6 mm (Mod) Medium 78 High Stability High Moderate Pronation, Severe Pronation, Flat Feet
1540v2 – New Balance 15.2 75 in.-lbs (High) 3.67 mm (Max) Firm 92.2 High Stability Low Moderate Pronation, Severe Pronation, Flat Feet
Addiction 12 – Brooks 12.6 76 in.-lbs (High) 4.32 mm (Max) Firm 88.5 High Stability Low Moderate Pronation, Severe Pronation, Flat Feet


New Balance

990v3 // 13

Overall Stability:

SSI: 63.7 (High Stability)


Midfoot Stability:

TCI: 44 in.-lbs (Mod)


Hindfoot Stability:

VCI: 4.85 mm (Mod)


Cushioning:

Medium


RI Index (Energy Return):

10.04 mm (Medium)

Achilles Tendonitis Anterior Shin Splints Hallux Valgus (Bunion) Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome Lateral Ankle Sprain Medial Shin Splints Neuroma Patello-Femoral (Runner's Knee) Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Supination Pronation Neutral Pronation Mild Pronation Moderate Pronation Severe Pronation Flat Feet

New Balance

1210v2 Leadville // 10.6

Overall Stability:

SSI: 81.5 (High Stability)


Midfoot Stability:

TCI: 55 in.-lbs (High)


Hindfoot Stability:

VCI: 3.28 mm (Max)


Cushioning:

Firm


RI Index (Energy Return):

6.99 mm (Low)

Achilles Tendonitis Anterior Shin Splints Hallux Valgus (Bunion) Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome Lateral Ankle Sprain Medial Shin Splints Neuroma Patello-Femoral (Runner's Knee) Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Supination Pronation Neutral Pronation Mild Pronation Moderate Pronation Severe Pronation Flat Feet

Saucony

Redeemer // 11.6

Overall Stability:

SSI: 79.7 (High Stability)


Midfoot Stability:

TCI: 68 in.-lbs (High)


Hindfoot Stability:

VCI: 4.84 mm (Mod)


Cushioning:

Medium


RI Index (Energy Return):

7.79 mm (Low)

Achilles Tendonitis Anterior Shin Splints Hallux Valgus (Bunion) Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome Lateral Ankle Sprain Medial Shin Splints Neuroma Patello-Femoral (Runner's Knee) Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Supination Pronation Neutral Pronation Mild Pronation Moderate Pronation Severe Pronation Flat Feet

Brooks

Beast '14 // 12.6

Overall Stability:

SSI: 78.1 (High Stability)


Midfoot Stability:

TCI: 64 in.-lbs (High)


Hindfoot Stability:

VCI: 4.68 mm (Mod)


Cushioning:

Medium


RI Index (Energy Return):

9.67 mm (Medium)

Achilles Tendonitis Anterior Shin Splints Hallux Valgus (Bunion) Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome Lateral Ankle Sprain Medial Shin Splints Neuroma Patello-Femoral (Runner's Knee) Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Supination Pronation Neutral Pronation Mild Pronation Moderate Pronation Severe Pronation Flat Feet

Asics

Gel-Fortify // 12.8

Overall Stability:

SSI: 78 (High Stability)


Midfoot Stability:

TCI: 63 in.-lbs (High)


Hindfoot Stability:

VCI: 4.6 mm (Mod)


Cushioning:

Medium


RI Index (Energy Return):

11.3 mm (High)

Achilles Tendonitis Anterior Shin Splints Hallux Valgus (Bunion) Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome Lateral Ankle Sprain Medial Shin Splints Neuroma Patello-Femoral (Runner's Knee) Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Supination Pronation Neutral Pronation Mild Pronation Moderate Pronation Severe Pronation Flat Feet

New Balance

1540v2 // 15.2

Overall Stability:

SSI: 92.2 (High Stability)


Midfoot Stability:

TCI: 75 in.-lbs (High)


Hindfoot Stability:

VCI: 3.67 mm (Max)


Cushioning:

Firm


RI Index (Energy Return):

7.23 mm (Low)

Achilles Tendonitis Anterior Shin Splints Hallux Valgus (Bunion) Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome Lateral Ankle Sprain Medial Shin Splints Neuroma Patello-Femoral (Runner's Knee) Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Supination Pronation Neutral Pronation Mild Pronation Moderate Pronation Severe Pronation Flat Feet

Brooks

Addiction 12 // 12.6

Overall Stability:

SSI: 88.5 (High Stability)


Midfoot Stability:

TCI: 76 in.-lbs (High)


Hindfoot Stability:

VCI: 4.32 mm (Max)


Cushioning:

Firm


RI Index (Energy Return):

6.19 mm (Low)

Achilles Tendonitis Anterior Shin Splints Hallux Valgus (Bunion) Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome Lateral Ankle Sprain Medial Shin Splints Neuroma Patello-Femoral (Runner's Knee) Plantar Fasciitis Posterior Tibial Tendonitis Supination Pronation Neutral Pronation Mild Pronation Moderate Pronation Severe Pronation Flat Feet



Shoe Definitions

Torsion Control Index (TCI): measurement of midfoot shoe stability, in inch-pound units (in.-lbs.). TCI is measured through actively twisting a shoe around the longitudinal axis of the shoe, from the heel to the area of the toes joints, simulating rotational forces of the foot, and measuring the shoe’s resistance to this motion.
Vertical Compression Index (VCI): measurement of hindfoot shoe stability, in millimeters (mm). VCI is measured through compression of the heel portion of the shoe under a fixed amount of pressure, thereby measuring how the structure of the shoe controls rearfoot motion.
Rebound Index (RI): indicator of energy return of shoe to the foot, in millimeters (mm). RI is measured through compression of the heel portion of the shoe under a fixed amount of pressure, and then determining how much force the shoe exerts on the foot.
Shoe Stability Index (SSI):
indicator of shoe stability, as an index. SSI is derived through mathematically combining the quantified measurements of midfoot stability (TCI) and hindfoot stability (VCI), indicating the shoe’s overall ability to control the motion of the foot.